Future of solar power

Proposal of a Utility Class
Solar-Thermal 20 MW Day – Night Prime Power System

Elite Energies and Partners have developed a suite of technologies that reduce the cost of solar thermal power, increase the efficiency of energy collection, and enable cost effective long term energy storage therefore allowing the first utility class solar system.



Elite Energies Inc.
Burma Project Managing Partners:
Mr. Spencer Luo  415-312-3388,, 
Mr. Tony Jiang,    925-667-1355,

Solar-Thermal 20 MW Day – Night Prime Power System

Elite Energies and Partners have developed a suite of technologies that reduce the cost of solar thermal power, increase the efficiency of energy collection, and enable cost effective long term energy storage therefore allowing the first utility class solar system.

a. The Government / Utility has considered to provide a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), guaranteed for 25-years power, take-off at US$0.18 per kWh.
b. The total Elite Energies and Partners project cost is $86,200,000 for 20 MWh of continuous electrical generation, 24 hours a day.
c. Financing is available for up to 100% by Elite’s US partners, based on utility and government credit with sovereign (bank) guarantee.

Elite and Partners - Project Review

a. The total Elite and Partners will provide a  system to generate 20 MWh of continuous prime power electrical generation (24 hours a day and 97.7% availability) Electrical Generation Revenue is estimated at $30.4 USD MILLION per Year.
b. The Elite and Partners will provide a system to incorporate a “GE Energy Steam Flex Turbine” power generator that allows optional power block backup to the generator via diesel engine or LNG turbine to support prime power generation in the case of long-term solar outage. We have designed the system with 3-day continuous thermal storage (2-days of total, no sun reserve).
c. Elite and Partners will provide the Solar Side and Site Preparation content of the project. Elite and Partners have an extended history of remote site construction and site management, the project compliance and the success with similar projects is ideally suited to provide the project requirements.
d. Burma Company has to obtain the necessary permits to obtain the Feed In Tariff with the local utility grid power.

Power Proposal

Elite and Partners is pleased to offer a proposal for complete 20 MW solar thermal concentrator based utility system that will provide 24/7 base load power. Elite and Partners provide this system in three distinct parts, a highly efficient solar concentrator system using patented assemble on-site ultra light thin film, a unique controlled matrix of in ground thermal storage that provides consistent steam flow to a commercial steam turbine generator, supplied by GE Energy. On acquiring the associated Feed In Tariff, Elite and Partners will together with the Burma Company, form a local power company (NEWCO) for the management, operation, monitoring and to support the local maintenance of the 20 MW Utility Power System.

Utility Power System OFFERING

20 MW of Solar Thermal Concentration Arrays: 587 for Day power Only + 1057 for Night power and 521 arrays for 2-day storage = 2136 arrays of 30 m2 on concrete pads utilizing 4271 solar energy receivers

20 MW Continuous Thermal Storage: for 351 MWh for Day 1 and 1302 MWh for 2 additional days of storage = 1653 MWh of thermal storage. Thermal storage facility: 30389 m3. Plus field and atmosphere controls

GE Energy (or equivalent) Steam Turbine System and Grid Power Generation and Connection: FLEX 25 MW packaged Steam Turbine Generator with turnkey installation and commissioning

Elite and Partners as Solar EPC will provide site preparation, solar array assembly, foundation materials and erection, thermal storage materials and construction, all piping, controls and systems.

Conform to requirements of 100% project financing requirements by our US partners along with government utility sovereign / bank guarantee plus US EX-IM support.

The associated utility and governing ministry will provide a minimum 25-year fixed rate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) at a minimum price per kWh of: $0.18 per kWh

Burma Company shall acquire at least 40 hectares of land for the solar, storage and steam system (plus road and security auxiliaries). Expansion to 50 MW would require 127 hectares.

The associated utility and governing ministry, Burma Company will provide access roads, 25 MW initial grid access and connection up to 50 MW of peak grid access for expansion to a 50 MW power plant, additional support buildings and non-operating facility requirements as required.

Burma Company will provide the power facility lands and access for a total of $1 per year lease in perpetuity or for as long as the system is capable of generating electrical power.


The proposed solar thermal concentrators and steam turbine power generation equipment will be supplied in a modular system, which will dramatically reduce on-site assembly and installation time. Operating revenues are generated sooner with a packaged plant since construction and commissioning is more efficient. Modular assembly reduces capital costs and enables smaller scale power plants to be realized quickly.

Elite and Partners will provide overall site management and control. Elite and Partners and GE Energy (steam/power-side) will manage the final design, engineering, construction and commissioning, to maximize the commercial production and overall site profitability of the project through:

Provide leading edge project management systems, to ensure a high level of control over all project stages.

Will integrated project systems that holistically manage the entire project – engineering, modeling, fuel efficiency optimization, switchgear integration, cost management, planning, materials control and document tracking control.

Provide equipment from best in class suppliers, fully documented and serviceable for the lifetime plus, of the energy site.


Elite and Partners has experience working with clients all over the globe, and are experienced with interfacing with various utility entities.


Basis for Thermal Power System
· 30% Heat to Electrical conversion efficiency.
· Turbine Steam Temperature: 550°F (288C)
· Insolation of 2250 kWh/m2/day.
· 5% energy loss in storage.
· 90% optical efficiency (de-rated to 80% for dust).
· 20 MW peak.
· 10 hour average solar.
· Solar Intensity: 1,000 W/m2.
· Peak generation is at solar noon
. Power – Steam Storage of 2 days
. Recharge time for storage with 100% depletion: 7 days
. Electricity delivered to the Grid: 218,000 KWh / day

The solar thermal utility project requires 40 hectares of land with the appropriate minimum insolation (daily solar energy) capacity. All land acquisition for plant and access, access roads construction, security, grid access, grid transmission lines required (existing or additions), etc. is the full responsibility and full cost of the associated utility and governing ministry.


· Any and all service arrangements and warranties will be provided in writing, under the terms and conditions as provided by all equipment manufacturers, contractors, sub-contractors and material suppliers as required for the project and are the property of the system ownership.

· Over time a perpetual 25-year program of systematic replacement of the reflective film for the solar collectors is included in the O&M budget would be employed to keep efficiency high.


This project may contain exclusions for unforeseen conditions, that will be determined upon site visitation and final engineering studies, which have not been prepared at this time. These exclusions will be identified and submitted in and may affect the anticipated commissioning date.


Solar Thermal Utility System, Construction Process would be as follows:
Elite and Partners would complete construction of a solar film at its deposition process center and a solar collector production system and complete assembly of the system control units. Each solar array trough is 4x8 meters of specially designed materials. They would be shipped for final assembly on-site. Additional purchased materials would include powered motor systems, and piping – metal (for heat transfer fluids) and plastic (for air pressure and vacuum transfer) from central systems.

Elite and Partners with the On-Site EPC Company would order all power block equipment and materials.

Elite and Partners would build the Thermal Store system using materials that would be replicated in the field assembly process. The storage system is built on site using piping; sand and heat transfer fluids purchased from 3rd parties.

Elite and Partners would build the solar array orientation controllers and the air pump controllers (to maintain vacuum behind mirrors and pressures in structure tubing).

Elite and Partners would supply arrays and arrange purchasing of all components (except power block) working with the On-Site EPC company.

The On-Site EPC company will handle site prep, assembly of Arrays, building thermal storage, and building the power block system.


Elite and Partners provide training services to develop a local team to maintain and operate the system.



An engineering study will be performed to determine how the project will be performed to meet Burma Company’s client needs. The project requires financial projections, power requirement projections, environmental impacts, civil, structural, Geo Technical and M.E.P. engineering requirements, along with service and maintenance requirements to perform as proposed. All engineering, including documents and studies is the exclusive ownership of system.
A complete analysis of all data will be published by Elite and Partners for review by the Burma Company and GOP on the applicability to the conditions of the project and its site location. Upon written approval of the government agencies and GOP authorized persons, this process will begin and the design consultants and engineers will commence to perform the outlined scope of work in the engineering study proposal. The study will allow us to determine and provide:
· Project Overview and Outline
· Process Flow Diagram for each Main Process Unit
· Major Equipment List for each Main Process Unit
· A Schedule for Delivery of the Equipment
· An Estimated Schedule for the total installation of the project
· Preliminary Utility Process Flow Diagram
· Estimate of Required Additional Equipment
· A Schedule for Delivery of the Equipment
· A Preliminary Plot Plan Layout
· Process Flow Diagram
· Electrical power production of the facility
· Estimated Facility operation cost
· Estimated Facility maintenance cost


The Engineering firm will perform, produce, and submit all project documents and plans for the complete project as the final project document plan which will be the basis for code compliance, and coordination with the local authorities having jurisdiction.


1. Site / Civil Engineering:
Provide all services, construction documents and plans for the site development of the Power Plant project, including:
· Develop all construction documents for site development of project.
· Meet with and provide documents to all jurisdictional agencies.
· Meet with all owners, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and agencies.
· Travel to meetings, job site, and jurisdictional agencies as necessary.
· Provide all documentation for permitting.

2. Environmental Impact and Land Use Studies:
Provide all services, construction documents and plans for the environmental site development, including:
· Develop all construction documents for environmental site development.
· Provide all data and samples to all agencies as required.
· Meet with and provide documents to all environmental jurisdictional agencies.
· Meet with all owners, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and agencies.
· Travel to meetings, job site, and jurisdictional agencies as necessary.
· Provide all documentation for permitting.

3. Geo-Technical Engineering:
Provide all services, construction documents and plans for Geo Technical site development including:
· Develop all construction documents for Geo Technical site development.
· Provide all data and samples to all agencies as required.
· Meet with and provide documents to all jurisdictional agencies.
· Meet with all owners, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and agencies.
· Travel to meetings, job site, and jurisdictional agencies as necessary.
· Provide all documentation for permitting.

4. Structural Engineering:
Provide all structural engineering services including:
· Structural calculations and loads.
· Steel fabrication data.
· Plans and documents.
· Project management as necessary.
· Field time, travel, meetings for project requirements, etc.
· Provide all documentation for permitting.

5. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering:
Provide all Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services inclusive of the following:
· Design of new sanitary waste collection system for new buildings. This includes all DWV piping.
· Design of HVAC systems for facility staff units.
· Design of new storm water collection system for all buildings.
· Design of new domestic potable water system
· Design of any and all oil piping as necessary for project.
· Design of installation of new equipment.
· New plant off-take, high voltage power distribution system and all equipment.
· Fire alarm system design (If Required)
· Low voltage control wiring system.
· Telephone, data, raceway system design.
· Design of lighting systems.
· Design of security alarm system.
· Design of fire suppression system.
· Provide all documentation for permitting (permits additional)

ENGINEERING AND ITEMS NOT INCLUDED (to be charged to Burma Company):

· Redesign efforts required, due to untimely arrival of necessary coordination information from GOP or other GOP consultants involved in the project.
· Redesign efforts required, due to design changes generated by GOP any time after 50% completion of construction documents.
· Travel, meetings, and expenses for work outside of this scoop of working for purposes other than project related.

· Any changes will be billed at US$150.00 per hour Principal time, $150.00 per hour Design Engineer’s time, $100.00 per hour CAD drafting and $75.00 Clerical; or at a flat fee given to the Burma Company  at their request.


All work shall be scheduled in a timely manner per the final scope of the project. The estimated construction time line to bring the project to completion is approximately twenty-four (24) months from the date of completion of the financial arrangements and commencement of the project given adequate contingency.


The 2 key technologies used in Elite and Partners project are -- the Ultra Lite low cost trough mirrors for collecting solar energy, and the Thermal Store system for storing thermal energy for overnight, and up to 2 days of backup. These technologies have been tested for full-scale industrial deployment.

The Elite and Partners - Power System consists of solar arrays (collectors, receivers, and heat transfer system), thermal storage, and a thermal transfer system to provide over 280o C and a commercial steam turbine power block, currently through Elite and Partners relationship with GE Energy. The Solar Array is scaled to provide all day and night time power (collected during the daytime only), but also enough extra power to be able to recharge the storage system, whenever it is depleted because of weather issues, in a maximum of 7 days (faster recharge requires more Solar Array.

Elite and Partners will provide a power consumption distribution curve diagram with similar to most other population centers.

Following is the power consumption distribution curve.

The white-dashed line of the above curve shows the predicted power demand. This shows that 40% of power consumption is during daylight hours while 60% is for non-sunlight hours. Prime power needs a stored energy solution to continue producing power at night. The data also shows that minimal power demand is at 64% of maximum power demand. This GEE turbine is designed to throttle back to this level from maximum power.
From the insolation data known for the area, the minimum is 3.5 kWh/m2/day and a maximum of 7.0 kWh/m2/day. The design consideration in building a solar power plant is whether you want the plant to produce power from solar for the 100% in the month with the least insolation. If designing the plant to produce 100% power with a solar insolation in the least month means there will be over production in other months. For the purpose of this proposal, we assume a very conservative insolation of 2.25 kWh/m2/day